TAMPA — After more than a decade of hard work, frustration and disappointment, a grocery store is finally coming to downtown Tampa’s Channel District.
A 37,600-square-foot Publix is expected to open in the fall of 2017 at the corner of E Twiggs Street and N Meridian Avenue, developer Mercury Advisors of Tampa said Tuesday.
“It is the last missing piece of a downtown that is about ready to explode,” Mayor Bob Buckhorn said. “We knew the numbers were there. We knew the demographics were there. We knew the timing was right. We’re excited.”